Do you have an asbestos survey and report for your commercial property?
Last Updated on 5 August 2020 by Kirsty Smithson
Property portfolios come in all shapes and sizes; three shops, 200 Pharmacies, 1500 food retail outlets, Churches, Industrial Parks, Water Treatment Works and even a whole town! And a lot of these will require an asbestos report specifically for commercial property types.
From shapes and sizes to different locations, RB Asbestos are lucky enough to have catered for most types of commercial property and assist property owners with their asbestos survey and accompanying report.
The fundamental principles are always the same when it comes to managing asbestos in commercial properties, but requirements vary greatly depending on the use of the property and any planned future refurbishment works.
The basic requirements in line with UK asbestos regulations are:-
- Up to date asbestos surveys and information for all areas under your control
- An overall plan of asbestos management
- Regular ‘condition inspection’ of asbestos containing materials ACM’s, at least annually
- Awareness training for maintenance operatives or property managers
Get your commercial property inspected for asbestos
Need an asbestos survey and report for your commercial property? There are many companies in the market who will do a lot of the work for you, such as host your information on portals, Q Code your ACM’s and more. However, the golden rule is this; your organisation must maintain overall control of the plan and the process. Our team have rescued a number of organisations tied into frameworks.
One particular scenario includes, where an organisation would have asbestos removal works carried out, providing the information to the survey company to update the portal. After this, the survey company refused, because they hadn’t monitored and inspected the work themselves. This meant the frontline information about the property is incorrect or out of date.
Where surveying companies really earn their stripes, is when major refurbishment programmes start across a portfolio of property. As a survey company (on behalf of your client) you have to interface with contractors, architects, health and safety consultants and design teams to smooth out the process.
Contact RB Asbestos about your property portfolio
RB Asbestos have been involved with three major UK refurbishment programmes over twenty years for the same client. We are on hand to answer queries, provide advice and attend meetings if required. Most of this we do at little or no cost to the client, as it is cemented in the trust of the relationship. Our surveyors are all trained to assist everyone in the construction chain, so you don’t have to wait for an answer and avoid costly hold ups.
If you have a portfolio of commercial property of any kind and wish to review your process, or get an asbestos survey and report carried out, then talk to our Director Greg Byrne. Greg has 30 years’ experience in the field and still enjoys helping out small organisations and large multi nationals alike.
Give us a call today on 0800 141 2676 if you require an asbestos report for your commercial property portfolio. Or if you would like to book a consultation online, you can do so by providing us with a few quick details and completing our online contact form.